Originally posted on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 12/29/11

The Oregon Ducks’ trip to California for the Rose Bowl has been about more than just football. With each passing day, more and more Frightening moments seem to be highlighting the trip. First, there was LaMichael James practically crapping himself on Space Mountain in Disney Land. Then on Thursday, offensive lineman Mark Asper had to perform the Heimlich maneuver on a choking fan at a team dinner. Now, we have the story of nine football players trapped inside a hotel elevator.

Nine players left the 11th floor of the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City Monday night, and were headed down when the elevator came to an abrupt stop between the seventh and eighth floors.

There, it sat, unwilling to move no matter what buttons the players pushed.

Finally, they reached the hotel staff on the elevator intercom, and settled back to wait for help.

According to The Oregonian the players were stuck for two hours, which was long enough that they had to take turns sitting down because they were getting tired and there wasn’t enough space for everyone to sit.

“We had music playing,” defensive end Dion Jordan said. “We tried to make the most of it. It was kind of nerve wracking to be stuck in the elevator for that long.”

“I was joking with (defensive back Avery Patterson),” Asper added. “I said: ‘You were the smallest guy in that elevator. You would have been the first one they ate, man. If it had come down to it, it’s survival of the fittest. You probably would have got eaten.’”

Perhaps they were over the elevator’s weight limit? Breathe, Oregon fans. Everybody is okay.

Chest bump to Dr. Saturday for sharing the story

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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